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Hurricane JIMENA


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HURRICANE JIMENA ADVISORY NUMBER  12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       EP132015
800 AM PDT SAT AUG 29 2015

...JIMENA MOVING WESTWARD AS A POWERFUL CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.5N 125.6W
ABOUT 1255 MI...2020 KM WSW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...150 MPH...240 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 8 MPH...13 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...936 MB...27.64 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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At 800 AM PDT (1500 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Jimena was located
near latitude 12.5 North, longitude 125.6 West.  Jimena is moving
toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h).  A west-northwestward motion
is expected to begin later today and continue through Monday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 150 mph (240 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Jimena is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale.  Fluctuations in intensity are possible
during the next day or so, but Jimena is expected to remain a major
hurricane through Monday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the
center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115
miles (185 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 936 mb (27.64 inches).


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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None.


NEXT ADVISORY
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Next complete advisory at 200 PM PDT.

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Forecaster Berg

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